Quincy Jones has worked with everyone from Ray Charles to Michael Jackson, producing some of the greatest music of all time. It’s only right that his life be immortalized on film like so many other icons, and the 84-year-old Casanova already has one actor in mind to star in the leading role.
In a new interview with GQ, Jones reveals that he’s looking to cast Donald Glover as himself in an upcoming miniseries based on his life.
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The musical genius revealed that a 10-episode series based on his many trials and triumphs is on the way but is still in its “prospective” stages, with no concrete details such as a release date or potential networks yet confirmed. Jones was portrayed by Larenz Tate in 2004 biopic Ray, based on the life of Ray Charles.
Glover will be returning in Season Two of FX hit comedy Atlanta inMarch.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.